|Florence Schumacher 16july2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)|
Florence talks of growing up in Winnepeg, Manitoba in Canada to immigrant parents. Her father arrived in Canada from what was then Rumania, present day Maldova, as a Yeshiva bocher, in 1927. He spent one year working as an itinerant Hebrew teacher in the southern farming communities of Manitoba. After he moved to the city (Winnepeg), he was very involved in the socialist/communist movement and especially union organizing...
Keywords: Winnipeg; communism; garment industry; grocery story; communist education; father; disillusionment; parental tension; dual education; feeling like an outsider; jewish involvement; jewish identity; old country; rediscovering relatives; world war two; Holocaust; gender egalitarian relationship; Steinberg humor; college; escaping jewish background; returning to jewish culture; humanist temple; raising children; foundation of Israel; Yiddish today; antisemitism; Boston area; Massachusetts
|Isaac Halpern 21Feb2014 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)|
Isaac Halpern was interviewed by Christa Whitney on February 21, 2014 in Seattle, WA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Isaac Halpern Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Seattle, Washington, February 21, 2014...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Visual Arts; Press; Literature; Books; Newspapers; Poetry; America; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities; Beyond the Books; Yiddish personalities; New York City; Los Angeles; California; Moyshe-Leyb Halpern; 1920s; 1930s; communism; father; son
|Henry Dunow 5June2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)|
Henry Dunow, literary agent and son of Yiddish writer Moyshe Dluznowsky, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 5, 2013 in Amherst, MA. Henry is the son of Yiddish winter (novelist, journalist, playwright) Moyshe Dluznowsky. In this interview, he spoke of his father; his history, personality, writing, physical appearance and how he was as a father. Our conversation often referenced parts of Henry's book The Way Home...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Theater; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Pesakh; Passover; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities; Beyond the Books; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Tomashov; Poland; Paris; France; Morocco; North Africa; Emmanuel Mane-Katz; Chaim Grade; Maurice Schwartz; Moshe Dluznowsky; Yiddish Daily Forward; Forverts; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; secularism; Sephardic Jews; sephardi culture; French-Jewish culture; Vietnam war; parenting; father-son relations
|Herb Molin 06Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)|
Herbert (Herb) Molin, a former lawyer for the City of New York and a staunch believer in the importance of Yiddishkeit, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on July 6, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Herb’s mother was from Ukraine and his father was from Poland. Both were born into religious families but discarded religion and adopted secular Yiddishkeit, which Herb still strongly espouses...
Keywords: Immigration; Migration; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Eastern Europe; Newspapers; Politics and political movements; Books; Jewish education; Education; Summer camp; World War Two; Anti-Semitism; Israel; Hebrew; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker; song; singing; Theater; Urban; United States; Advice; Career and Professional Life; Herb Molin; IWO; International Workers Order; Freiheit; Der Tog; Sholem Aleichem; IWO Shule; Great Depression; Camp Kinderland; Progressive Party; Henry Wallace; 1930s; 1940s; Father Charles Coughlin; Vito Marcantonio; Queens College; New York City; Astoria; NYC; Barack Obama; Peekskill; Paul Robeson; 1950s; 1960s; Bar Mitzvah; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture